Film Events

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Married for almost 50 years, Grant's (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona's (Julie Christie) commitment to each other appears unwavering. Their daily life is filled with tenderness and humor; yet this serenity is broken by Fiona's increasingly evident memory loss-- and her restrained references to a past betrayal. For a while, the couple is able to casually dismiss these unwelcome changes. But when neither Fiona nor her husband can deny any longer that she is being consumed by Alzheimer's disease,...

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Central Cinema and conclude their 2014 LakeFront Cinema series with a presentation of Brandon Colvin's feature-length drama Sabbatical. At once an isolating and intimate exercise in dramatic minimalism, Sabbatical premiered at this past Wisconsin Film Festival to great acclaim. Before playing at the New Orleans Film Festival this October, Madison audiences will get another chance to see this impressive sophomore effort.

When his mother suffers a devastating stroke...

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Comedy-drama/ Finland and France / In French with English subtitles / 2011 / 93 min.
In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political...

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:00pm
Lakeview Library

Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject (film plus discussion)
Documentary/ USA / 2011/ 60 minutes

Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject is an intimate story about the American struggle with communication and preparation at life's end. It contains the perspectives of patients, family members, doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy and national experts from around the country. The goal of this film is to inspire dialogue between patient...

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Ever come back from a trip with zillions of brochures and ticket stubs and bags as well as photos? Wondering what to do with all that paper? In this workshop, you can bring your own photographs and ephemera from a recent trip or create a journal for upcoming travels. Bring a book to alter-- a spiral bound journal, a used travel guide, a work of fiction set in your destination--whatever you bring, we can finagle a way to make it into a journal. Experiment with various techniques and...

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join us as Central Cinema's Classic and Contemporary Film for Cinephiles presents Funny Games by Michael Haneke. Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. Starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Muhe and Arno Frisch. View the trailer:

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:30pm
Pinney Library

5:30 Activities & Snacks
6:15 Movie on the big screen

Join Pinney Library in a celebrating all of the highs and lows portrayed in teen author John Green’s books. Then watch the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars in HD on the big screen. The movie has space for 50 people, tickets will be handed out beginning at 5:30 pm.

Themed snacks! Crafts & Activites! Prize drawings! DFTBA!

This movie is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America...

Attack on Titan
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother. He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth.When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a...

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Master origami artist Ruthanne Bessman will present a program focusing on multiple aspects of a single topic--origami--for a uniquely rich exploration of human culture. Participants will learn about the history and tradition of paper folding in Japan and how origami techniques have had an impact throughout history, and have even contributed to problem solving in science and medicine in today's technology-driven global culture. Following her talk will be a hands-on workshop on making paper...

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program, and features the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts — the new group of pioneers who continue to make small but significant steps forward. Produced and directed by Michael Epstein. Dr. Margaret Turnbull, Astrobiologist, Global Science Institute will join us for a discussion following the film.